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CHOICE OF WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, March 16, 1952

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 154, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.88, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 642 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 178, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 46
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,001
Across
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Useful marine animal. : SPONGE
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Disturbs. : MOLESTS
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Torrents of words. : SPATES
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Shooters of goals. : SCORERS
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Sign in a certain way. : INITIAL
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Was successful at last. : ARRIVED
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Apollo's twin. : ARTEMIS
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Having teeth. : DENTATE
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Taipeh is its capital. : FORMOSA
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Cat's-paw. : TOOL
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Take down a peg. : DEGRADE
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A tissue. : TELA
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Cobbler. : SOLER
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Book of the Bible: Abbr. : ROM
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Mario's role. : ENRICO
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Rodeo twirlers. : ROPERS
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Regime. : RULE
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Showing surprise. : AGASP
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Ohio's favorite. : TAFT
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Yoo-hooing in Australia. : COOEEING
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Kitchen utensil. : TIN
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Typical hypocrite, in "Chuzzlewit." : PECKSNIFF
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Arthur ___ Roche. : SOMERS
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Check. : ARREST
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So. Amer. ostriches. : RHEAS
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Wicker workers. : CANERS
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Foretell: Scot. : SPAE
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Adorn with certain jewels. : EMPEARL
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Musical rounds. : RONDOS
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Medieval small cannons. : RABINETS
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One of the Gilbert Islands. : TARAWA
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Enchantress. : CIRCE
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Certificate of debt. : DEBENTURE
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Similar. : ALIKE
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John and Sebastian, explorers. : CABOTS
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A state in Brazil. : CEARA
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Soak. : RET
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Leave hastily: Slang. : LAM
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Grammatical device in describing past events. : DRAMATICPRESENT
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Symbol of industry. : ANT
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Common Arabic name. : ABU
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Caps or coats. : ETONS
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Bursts forth. : ERUPTS
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"Half-sister to Delay"—Tennyson. : HASTE
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Galloped in triumph: Lewis Carroll. : GALUMPHED
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___ Parker. : NOSEY
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Superior. : SENIOR
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Removals of errors. : ERASURES
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Conqueror of the Midianites. : GIDEON
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Near Easterners. : SYRIANS
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Mix. : STIR
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Galley with two banks of oars. : BIREME
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Cave ___ (beware the dog). : CANEM
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British counties. : SHIRES
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Playing cards. : SEVENS
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Sample of things to come. : FORETASTE
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Succeed (with "out"). : PAN
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Fragrant. : REDOLENT
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Confusion of the enemy. : ROUT
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Bread spreads. : OLEOS
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Wagons ___, French sleeping cars. : LITS
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Tropic malady. : DENGUE
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Prized catch off Florida. : TARPON
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It opened in 1883. : MET
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Checklist things. : ITEMS
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Stengel, Durocher, etc.: Abbr. : MGRS
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It had a goat's body, lion's head and dragon's tail. : CHIMERA
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Eight furlongs. : MILE
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Weather in Italy. : SIROCCO
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Channel at entrance to N. Y. harbor. : AMBROSE
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Recipient of RSVP note. : INVITEE
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Haunt. : HANGOUT
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A wanter. : DESIRER
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Belief in spiritual beings. : ANIMISM
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Ensconce snugly. : NESTLE
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Fascinates. : ENAMORS
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Hammerstein's forte. : LYRICS
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Man who saw the Christmas light. : SCROOGE
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Army of the ___, at Gettysburg. : POTOMAC
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City on the Oka. : OREL
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No one: Latin abbr. : NEM
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Scrape harshly. : GRIDE
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Required. : ESSENTIAL
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Diaphragm. : MIDRIFF
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Form used by J. M. Barrie. : ONEACT
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Tanager of S. A. : LINDO
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Feminine suffix. : ETTE
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Pueblo Indian of N. M. : SIA
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Needlers of people. : TATTOOERS
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Unexpected successes. : SLEEPERS
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Jungle expedition. : SAFARI
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No amateur. : PRO
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Musical settings: Abbr. : ARRS
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Island shared by Portugal and Holland. : TIMOR
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Go from ape to man. : EVOLUTE
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Plants akin to saxifrage. : SESELIS
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Overlord. : SATRAP
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Haven't the nerve to. : DARENT
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German counts. : GRAFS
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The bottom of the barrel. : LEES
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He died for love. : ROMEO
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Vegetable. : SNAPBEAN
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Sharp shrill sound: Var. : SKREAK
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Exclaimed impatiently. : PSHAWED
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One who deigns to stoop. : CONDESCENDENT
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Contents of an elevator. : GRAIN
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Italian river. : NERA
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Holy: Comb. form. : SANCTI
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Owner's income. : RENT
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Examples of French art. : COROTS
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American jets. : SABRES
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Display: Fr. : ETALAGE
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Where Calicut is. : MALABAR
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Flower allied to the cowslip. : PRIMULA
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Lapel decoration. : RIBAND
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Rancid: Dial. : REASTY
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From Eire to Japan. : EURASIA
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Gov. Driscoll's capital. : TRENTON
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Hair-wavers. : SETTERS
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The Shakespeare of Portugal (with "de"): Port. sp. : CAMOES
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Intensify. : DEEPEN
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She wrote "O Pioneers!" : CATHER
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Defoe's famous character. : CRUSOE
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Recovered forcibly: Rare. : REPRISED
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Introductions. : PROEMS
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Word in the marriage ceremony. : THERETO
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Elephant or donkey. : ANIMAL
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Malik's land. : USSR
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More silent. : MUTER
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Auld lang ___. : SYNE
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Three-word plea for America, by J. G. Holland. : GIVEUSMEN
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Princess of Greece. : IRENE
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Of elegance in attire. : SARTORIAL
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Tito's capital. : BELGRADE
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Not a family car. : COUPE
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___ splash. : SPLISH
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Native of Port-au-Prince. : HAITIAN
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Hospital employe. : INTERNE
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"I Like Ike," for instance. : SONG
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Termers, as in English schools. : FORMERS
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Aramaic, Arabic, Hebrew, etc. : SEMITIC
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Hoofed. : TOELESS
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High regard. : ESTEEM
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Move down. : DEMOTE
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Confident poker player. : RAISER
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Air pollutions. : SMOGS
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Complete: Ref. sp. : THORO
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Farm animal. : NANNY
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Sir Harry Lauder, for instance. : SCOT
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Felon: Abbr. : CRIM
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Bidu Sayao's role. : MIMI
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___-de-sac (blind alley). : CUL
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Great youth organization: Abbr. : BSA
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Man: Latin. : VIR

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 33 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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